I have two contenders today for the stupidest regulatory idea of the day and the stupidest quote of the year. The stupidest regulatory idea is undoubtedly allowing hedge funds to advertise to the general public and the far and away club house leader for stupidest quote of the day is from Bob Rice the managing…Details
At the height of the financial crisis in 2008, a group of famous hedge fund managers was made to stand before Congress like thieves in a stockade and defend their existence to an angry public. The gilded five included George Soros, co-founder of the Quantum Fund; James Simons of Renaissance Technologies; John Paulson of Paulson…Details
Employees—down to the secretaries and limo driver—started calculating their bonuses. Because of Hunter’s profits, the firm had earned money to divvy up at the end of the year. The largest bonus by far went to Hunter, with the farm-country boy from Calgary netting a bonus of $113 million.
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I have noted with some amusement that financial commentators have gone a flutter in their nether regions at the thought of George Soros trading the $A and how it is reported that he made a profit of $18.6 million. Whilst, having $1 billion to throw at a trade must certainly be exciting and $18.9 million…Details
Funny thing is I thought that according to this group derivatives were the spawn of the devil……oh but thats right they are only the spawn of the devil is you lose money doing it. I would guess so to is taking billions in bail out money was also pretty bad but WTF…. And for a…Details
If so here is your answer. I snipped this out of a conversation going on in the Mentor Program Alumni forum and as is my habit whenever someone makes a bold pronouncement regarding something like stops I like to dig a little deeper. On Baskin financials website they boast the following performance. At first glance…Details
I am not really much of a contrarian. You cant be when you are a trend follower and whilst I take mild amusement from magazine covers trumpeting that housing is the best investment in the universe in 2007 only to see housing end up in the toilet. It is not a strategy I find compelling…Details